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    Posted: 02 May 2013 at 8:49pm
I'm a relative latecomer to Jazz but want to broaden my palette a bit from the usual suspects(Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Django, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan etc)

Can anyone recommend something(s) that include:

eastern european folk music, Prog textures and instrumentation/electronica, quirky 'Monkish' melodies and harmonies, real drivin' beats plus an orchestral/symphonic approach to arrangements

BTW I'm not that excited by classic fusion (apart from the Mahavishnu Orch) and I heartily LOATHE airy and spacey ambiances and free jazz 'fire in a petshop/strangling balloon animals' stuff OK?Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2013 at 9:07pm
If you like T Monk, let me highly recommend Herbie Nichols. they don't sound a like, but they have similar appeal. 
I think our Nichols page should have a video with some music, I would add more videos, but unfortunately our video fetcher is not working right now. Ermm
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

If you like T Monk, let me highly recommend Herbie Nichols. they don't sound a like, but they have similar appeal. 
I think our Nichols page should have a video with some music, I would add more videos, but unfortunately our video fetcher is not working right now. Ermm


Thanks, will hunt down the Nicholls critter prontoThumbs Up
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Originally posted by EntertheLemming EntertheLemming wrote:

Can anyone recommend something(s) that include:eastern european folk music, Prog textures and instrumentation/electronica, quirky 'Monkish' melodies and harmonies, real drivin' beats plus an orchestral/symphonic approach ... [/IMG]


sounds like description of some Tzadik releases, I'll return with more detailed suggestions
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^ Liked most of these (but loved the Jamie Saft tracks hugely) many thanks.Thumbs Up
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alternatively you can check Polish yass/nu jazz:







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^ Yowza, I just hit the mother-lode with Contemporary Noise Quarter/Quintet/Sextet (and never was a band so inappropriately named)

Major thanks for all the suggestions Hug
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